America 1865-Present


Anti-slavery sentiment dates to the colonial period in America, but it was not until 1833 that the American Anti-Slavery Society was founded. Other abolitionist societies followed, producing brochures, newspapers and other ephemera which alerted the country to their cause. The movement gained additional momentum with the publication of Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe.


Broadside advertising anti-slavery rally

No Slavery! Fourth of July! The Managers of the Mass. Anti-Slavery Soc'y 
printed by Earle & Drew, [1854]
(Massachusetts Historical Society)